SAN DIEGO – The Chargers agreed to terms with quarterback Charlie Whitehurst on a two-year contract Friday.
Whitehurst, San Diego’s third-round pick in 2006, remained on the roster through ’09 before being traded to Seattle. He played behind
The team released Volek on Friday.
Whitehurst played nine games for the Seahawks the last two seasons, completing 54.2 percent of his passes for 805 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions.
Whitehurst started Week 17 against St. Louis on Jan. 2, 2011, a game with playoff implications in the NFC West. He completed 61.1 percent of his passes for 192 yards and a touchdown and did not throw an interception in the win, leading Seattle to a 16-6 victory and a spot in the playoffs.
San Diego moved up 20 spots in the second round and got a third-round pick from Seattle for Whitehurst on March 18, 2010.Whitehurst was the eighth free agent the Chargers have signed since the league year began Tuesday, and the fifth player they’ve added who spent the 2011 season on another team.